Peter is a futurist. He runs an annual conference called Abundance 360, and he’s authored several books. My favorite is his book called Abundance. In the book, Peter creates the case that because of technology, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, augmented reality, and the quantum capacity of the microchip, we are living in a time of unprecedented opportunity. For example, the fact is that today, we can have a microchip implanted in our bodies that send a message to a medical lab the split second a bacteria or a virus enters your body, and you’re instantly notified by text of the exact antidote to heal or kill that bug before it takes hold.
If you think about that, that is amazing. That is absolutely fascinating. And it makes a case for living well into our 90s and 100s, living vibrantly active lives. To me, this is a meaningful, fascinating, and amazing conversation.
So, what does this have to do with seeing problems as gold mines? Well, what I’ve come to realize is that you and I always have available a choice between creating or reacting. When you sit down with a client or a tribe member and they share a problem with you, this is your opportunity to find gold.
Here’s a great question to ask when a person presents you with a problem. You simply ask this question.
“Given what’s happening in your life right now, what would you like to create?”
Before you can answer that question, you must be crystal clear what you want. So let me remind you, opportunities to give value to others, to share your gifts with others, occurs in conversation, deep, meaningful conversation.
I love the thought that my business creates a reliable, predictable income once I have created a reliable, predictable system that creates opportunities to have meaningful conversations with people who matter.